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with angela merkel in washington. together they set a new trigger for broader sector based sanctions against russia. any interference with crucial elections later this month. >> if in fact we see the disruptions and destabilization continuing so severely that it impedes elections on may 25th, you will not have a choice but to move forward with additional more severe sanctions. >> reporter: until now, such penalties against russia's energy, arms, banking sectors have been reserved for a full scale invasion. russia remains undeterred. russian officials say the ukraine's military operations in the east effectively can you tell ella deal reached in geneva last month to diffuse the crisis and they called for emergency session of the u.n. security council to highlight alleged threats to russians inside ukraine. to reassure the west and european allies, they're considering expanding and extending military exercises in the region. defense secretary chuck hagel said all members of the alliance, not just the u.s., must share the burden. >> we must not squander this opportunity or shrink from this chal
chancellor angela merkel visits the white house. also, chemical weapons have been used again in syria. does bashar al-assad have a secret stockpile of weapons ready to be unleashed. >>> philadelphia police robbing stores and actually are assaulting women, why are the officers still on the job? >>> and are mental diseases superpowers? i'm antonio mora and welcome to "consider this." here's more on what's ahea
between president obama and angela merkel. michelle kai [s] [e] [r] has that store -- libby casey has that story. president obama and angela merkel stood side by side and spoke with one voice. >> if, in fact, we see the disruptions and destabilization continuing so severely that it impedes elections on may 25th, we will not have a choice but to move forward with additional more severe sanctions. >> translation: i agree with the american president. they are not an end in itself. combined with an offer that we want diplomatic solutions it's a necessary second component to show that we are serious. >> what form the sanctions are are not known. >> germany rles on russia -- relies on russia for gas. >> energy flows conditioned during the height of the cold war. the idea that you turp off the tap -- turn off the tap on russian oil and gas exports, i think, is unreallistic. >> barack obama said sanctions could hit the armed sector, finance or lines of credit for trade. the two world leaders held their first meeting in three years, the ukraine crisis bringing them together in a way ta looked
the policy, president obama met with german chancellor angela merkel in washington. they set a trigger for sanctions against russia. any interference with crucial elections later this month. >> if, in fact, we see the disruptions and the destabilization continuing so severely that it impedes elections on may 25th, we will not have a choice but to move forward with additional, more sbe severe sanctions. >> reporter: banking sectors were reserved for a full scale invasion. russia remains undeterred. ukraine's military operations in the east scuttle a deal reached in geneva. they called for an emergency session of the u.n. security council to highlight the threats to russians inside the ukraine. the eastern yup piano allies, nato is now considering expanding military xeer sizes in the region. chuck hagel said, all members of the alliance, not just the u.s. must share the burden. >> we must not squander this opportunity or shrink from this challenge. we will be judged harshly by history and by future generations, if we do. >> reporter: the administration is pushing back hard against a narr
that on our own. but i have pledged to chancellor merkel has been, in addition to the reforms we have already taken, in addition to saying we are going to apply privacy standards to how we deal with non-us persons as well as u.s. persons, in addition to the work we are doing to constrain the potential use of bulk data -- we are committed to a u.s.-german cyber dialogue to close further the gaps that may exist in terms of how we operate and how german intelligence operates to make sure there is transparency and clarity about we are doing and what our goals and intentions are. these are complicated issues and we are not perfectly aligned yet but we share the same values and we share the same concerns. this is something that is deeply important to me. i am absolutely committed by the time i leave this office, we will have a stronger legal footing and international framework for how we are doing business in the intelligence sphere. i will say that i don't think there is an inevitable contradiction between our security and safety in our privacy. the one thing i have tried to share with chancellor
-span, president obama and german chancellor angela merkel. they held a press conference. then the united nations security council held a meeting on russian intervention in the ukraine. afterwards, more from the german chancellor as she discussed the future of u.s. relations with her country. obamar today, president and german chancellor held a joint press conference. this discussed additional -- and they discuss a set -- they discuss additional sanctions. >> good morning, everybody. it is always a great pleasure to welcome my friend chancellor merkel to the white house. germany is one of our strongest allies and angela is one of my closest partners. with her indulgence, i want to start by making two brief comments. first, as president, my top priority is doing everything we can to create more jobs and opportunity for hard-working families for our economic strength as a source of strength in the world. this morning, we learned our businesses created 277,000 new jobs last month. all told, our business is now created 9.2 million new jobs over 50 consecutive months of job growth. the grit and determ
that the german chancellor angela merkel is here. she's been making the rounds and she met with the president. you've got some insight into what she potentially together with president obama might be able to do to rein in putin. >> wolf, i think angela merkel, the chancellor of germany realizes that europe is not going to do anything and i think they have to respond, as you put it, to the putin challenge. i think military options are not off the table because they are week but because they are impossible to imagine. you're talking about going to the russia of border where russia spent 20 times what ukraine does on russia's budget. it's not clear what the ukrainian army is. remember, a large part of the ukrainian army in the east are ethnic russians. it's not entirely clear that they would side with the government. the sanctions route is the one that has to be tried and the german chancellor seems pretty firm that the europeans would join in broader sanctions and they want to keep ratcheting them up. it's important to know how much of an effect they have had because they have created so much uncert
and the german chancellor angela merkel. here is a look at the president's comments. there is a deep and public it is history between russia and ukraine, so of course, mr. putin possibly you should be taken into account. . what cannot be taken into account is mr. putin's suggestion both through words and actions that he has the right to violate the sovereignty to violate iuntry ts territorial integrity, to dictate the economic policies or foreign policy of a sovereign country. that is not acceptable. our view from the start has been that the ukrainians should be able to make their own decisions. i am very confident that if they are allowed to make their own decisions, they will have a good relationship with russia and with europe, that they will want to trade with russia and with europe. but what they cannot accept, understandably, is the notion that they are simply an appendage and that the kremlin has veto power over decisions made by a duly elected government in kiev. so if mr. putin's goal is to allow ukrainians to make their own decisions, then he is free to offer up his opinions about wha
obama and the german chancellor angela merkel have been meeting at the white house. big topic of discussion, clearly, the escalating crisis in ukraine. right now, fighting near sloventsk as they try to sweep the city of pro-russian separatists. residents there warned to stay home and avoid windows. >>> hello, i'm wolf blitzer reporting from washington. on the surface, the april jobs report looks terrific. but when you dig a little bit deeper, there is some disappointing news. the labor department says 288,000 jobs were added in april. that's significantly more than expected, very good number. the unemployment rate fell from 6.7% to 6.3%. also encouraging. but thousands and thousands of people continue to drop out of the labor force in april. for more, our team of experts. cnn's chief business correspondent christine romans, ryan mack, president of optimum capital management, and cnn's global economic analyst rana ferura. these latest numbers, pretty encouraging. what does it say about the overall health of the u.s. economy? >> it says the slow healing continues it the economis
. >> live programming coming up today. german chancellor angela merkel is in washington today. earlier today she held a joint news conference with president obama and later, at 2:00 eattorney, chance her merkel will review the statement of german-u.s. relations at the u.s. chamber of commerce. 2:00 p.m. eastern, on our come papillon network, c-span. >> this weekend it's the annual white house correspondents dinner, entertainment provided by joel mchale from community. our coverage is 6 eastern time with red carpet arrivals filed by the dinner remarks. >> in the beginning of the war, you're pressed into it and afraid of holding the gun. when we win to the first battle and we fought and i shot somebody, killed somebody, it does something to you, and that so you start -- it's very difficult in the beginning but after time went on it became easy, it bake normalized, this word, and in the context of -- what happens if you normalize in the situation so you can live through it because if you don't, you die. >> one of 41 unique voices from 25 years of our book notes and q & a conversations. c-span,
evaporates. hundreds of troops are already in the region. this hour, president obama and angela merkel are due to speak at the white house in the white house rose garden to bring those comments to you live. april jobs report making news. figures show more than 280,000 jobs were added last month and the unemployment rate has dropped four points. to 6.3%. >> that is a big, big drop. much bigger than expected and there were revisions over the last few months, so more jobs added than expected, so we're joined by an economist and alison kosik. there's a lot going on with these numbers. a rot of it if good, but not all of it perfect. >> right, no doubt about it. the 288,000 job adixs for april, that's good. it shows that the job growth is really taking on, that there is momentum in the economy, but then there are a couple of dark clouds in this report. even after the winter thaw is happening. for one, you look at the unemployment rate. 6.3% falling from 6.7%. you think, gosh, that sounds great, but the problem is the reason it fell is not good. it's because the labor participation rate has f
obama hosts german chancellor angela merkel at the white house today. the two leaders are expected to discuss tougher sanctions against russia over issues with ukraine. chancellor merkel is viewed as a pivotal figure in the standoff. >>> and a rockford, ohio, teen gives his great-grandmother the gift of a lifetime. austin dennison took his great-grandmother delores to his senior prom because she never got to go when she was in high school. this is great home video. start crying now, savannah. the two slow dancing together while the others looked on. an incredible gesture there. the night started with dinner at bob evans, one of her favorite places to go eat. the two, get this, they were home by 9:00 p.m. >> that's my dream night right there. >> just what her father said. better be home by 9:00. >> what a sweetheart. i just love that. what a great young man. he should be applauded. >> good man. >> not to mention he probably won all the girls after that. total ploy for the girls. >> should we turn to carson for the weather. >> no problem. let's check out the weather. >> exactly. ther
chancellor ainge la america angela merkel is visiting the white house. merkel is under pressure at home from german strips thatindustries that don't want to lose russia's business. >> now to the controversy over donald sterling. leon jenkins resigned last night after facing backlash. he chose sterling to receive a lifetime achievement award this month. >> that offer was withdrawn after sterling's racial remarks became public. and as we report sterling's health is suddenly an issue. >> reporter: just before the end of thursday night's playoff game, reported that disgraced clippers owner donald sterling is battling cancer. the news came as a surprise to clippers' coach doc rivers. >> didn't know it until just now. i don't have a reaction to that. i hope it's not true. >> my thoughts and prayers are with him. nobody deserves to go through something like that. >> we've got game seven coming up in los angeles. >> reporter: the news didn't appear to effect the game. the team still needs to win one more game in order to move on to the second round of the nba playoff
has just arrived. that's the arrival of the german chancellor angela merkel, she'll meet with president obama just minutes from now and the focus will be on the crisis in ukraine specifically the need for allies to remain united against russia's defiance of the west. but when the two leaders hold a news conference in two hours we're told the very first question will shift the spotlight to benghazi. and the deadly terror attack on the u.s. consulate there 19 months ago. it's firing up republicans once again who are outraged by a newly surfaced e-mail from the state department just two months before the presidential election those e-mails suggest that the violence be portrayed as spontaneous and not terrorism that could be blamed on failed policies. cnn's jim acosta has more for you. >> reporter: new e-mails revealed this week by the conservative work judicial watch have sparked republican charges once again of a white house cover-up for what happened at the deadly attack on the u.s u.n benghazi in 2012. >> it's disturbing that documents like these were hidden by the obama
speak. all of this is happening as president obama and german chancellor angela merkel are set to hold a high-stakes meeting at the white house. and merkel may be key in finding a peace solution. she is one of the few people that many say has the ear of russian president vladimir putin. for more on this, this high-stakes meeting let's get to senior washington correspondent joe johns at the white house this morning. good morning, joe. >> president obama meets with german chancellor angela merkel at a critical time as both countries are trying to put more pressure on russian president vladimir putin to de-escalate tensions in ukraine. once again, the obama administration finds itself walking a foreign policy tightrope. no doubt they will discuss more economic sanctions on russia but at some point the real question is whether tightening the screws on a major trading partner ceases to be in the interest of the german government. >> joe, a bit of a turn. another problem, really one that's plagued the administration for quite some time now. i want to get your take on. new criticism coming at
obama hosts german chancellor angela merkel at the white house. tougher sanctions against russia could be on the table, all this happening as the violence in ukraine escalates dramatically overnight. cnn has been monitoring a large-scale military operation being launched by the ukrainian military, all while russian president vladimir putin is calling on kiev to withdraw its troops from southeast ukraine, withdraw its troops from its own country, if it wants to keep peace. let's get more on today's meeting between the president and angela merkel. senior white house correspondent jim acosta filed this report. >> reporter: john and christine, german chancellor angela merkel's visit to the white house comes at a critical time. both the u.s. and germany have tried to apply pressure on russia to try to de-escalate the crisis in ukraine, the u.s. taking the lead on sanctions, while chancellor merkel has tried to use her closer relationship with russian president vladimir putin to resolve the crisis, but it's not clear whether those closer ties are helping. in a phone conversation that the two
chancellor angela merkel today, vladimir putin demanded that the ukrainians pull back their troops from the eastern region of their own country. i want to go straight to nick paton walsh near slovyansk. this all sounds like madness. what just happened? >> i think we're seeing a collapse of the central government's authority here in the east. during the day we've seen helicopters pass overhead where i'm standing. even as some of the pro-russian militant checkpoints on the outskirts of slovyansk are pulling back. those troops aren't particularly big, in evidence around here, besaw as you pointed out, violent clashes in the center of donetsk, the prosecutor's general's office there, 26 people injured. shots fired. the police who tried to defend the building, humiliated, stripped of their gear by the protesters who were extraordinarily violent. the city of millions of people which is now being taken over, here in slovyansk. i will show you now, jake, a video we filmed nearby, one of the checkpoints we've gone through. you see a better equipped soldier. we've noticed three or four of these t
't only vladimir putin making demands in that phone call, chancellor merkel would like to see vladimir putin help to obtain the release of foreign monitors held by separatist forces in the east of ukraine. at the same time, russia's foreign minister sergey lavrov, who's on a foreign visit said kiev government needs to be holding dialogue with southern and eastern regions of ukraine and his ministry's put out a statement calling plans by kiev to hold a referendum on national unit alongside the presidential poll may 25. they call that cynical and a sham. they've said that that can't happen while kiev launches military operations to in their words against their own people, but i wouldn't be surprised if the kiev government would say well, what's not possible right now is dialogue between us and those cities where the government buildings are being occupied by those very same separatist forces. >> there was a may day rale earlier. did the ukrainian crisis feature much there? >> to an extent, the main theme as it always is, is labor rights, and the importance of workers. it was interesting,
on suspicion of spying, russia has yet to comment. angela merkel asked president putin in a phone call to help the detained. his response, kiev must withdraw military units from the southeast and launch a national dialogue. theirs monetary fund has approved a $17 billion bail out to ukraine to help the country's struggling finances. we have the first correspondent nick childs with this. >> a march for peace and unity as this crisis continues. this earlier, predawn exercise for cameras and news the kiev authoritys have detained russia's military attache for allegedly spying and told him to leave the country. this may look impressive, but in the east, the security services seem unable or unwilling to control events. the words of alarm and accusation against moscow for ukraine's ministers grows stronger. >> practically we're already at war after what happened in crimea. the activities we now see in eastern ukraine with separatists groups supported by russia, this is war. >> reporter: government buildings in eastern ukraine continue to fall to pro russian separatists. among thebi$j also in one of
they're not represented by authorities in kiev. >> we have news of a phone call between angela merkel and putin. angela merkel is calling for help to free the military observes in ukraine. we were telling you about those. also president putin suggesting the withdraw of kiev's military unit from the southeast ukraine would be required. an end to the violence there and launch of national dialogue is also a point lavrov, the russian foreign minister was making a couple hours achlth that's the latest between the phone call between angela merkel and vladimir putin. >>> one of the great marine sites of the world could be lifted as a world heritage site in danger. that's the threat from the u.n. unesco because it's worried about the great barrier reef following the decision of dumping of millions of tons of sludge in this area. the government itself says it's committed to protecting the site. so it should be. stay with us here on bbc world news. still to come. a bit of a tango with a mango. why trade relations have been souring over imports of one of the kings of fruit. ♪ find yourself. in
with big investments there have so effectively pressured angela merkel and david cameron and other european allies not to grant that? what the president is saying, let's hold those back as the next step in case he actually crosses the border and invades. >> that's what they said last time. if you remember and let's be clear because i know when people say, andrea, sectoral sanctions, they think we're advocating hitting the entire sector. we've been consistent from day one that hitting four of the large banks, especially those that are state owned and hitting gas and not the entire sector but sending the message that we're willing to do that. the president has said for some time he's willing to do that. it hasn't occurred and just in what you mentioned, demonstrates how the red line has changed. if you remember last week, we were going to put sanctions in place to move the troops away from the border. now the sanctions are about them going into eastern ukraine. putin in my opinion doesn't really want to go into eastern ukraine unless he has to do that. he right now is trying to build support
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